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JIRT Caseworker

Organisation/Entity: Department of Family & Community Services
Job Category:
  • Community | FACS Caseworker - JIRT
Job Location:
  • Central & North Coasts - Newcastle & Hunter Valley
  • Central & North Coasts - Newcastle & Hunter Valley / Port Macquarie & Mid-North Coast
  • Central & North Coasts - Newcastle & Hunter Valley / Gosford, Central Coast and Region
  • Central & North Coasts - Newcastle & Hunter Valley / Lismore & Far North Coast
  • Illawarra & South Coast / Goulburn & Southern Tablelands
  • Regional NSW / Bathurst & Central West NSW
  • Regional NSW / Dubbo & West NSW
  • Regional NSW / Riverina & Murray
  • Regional NSW / Tamworth & North West NSW
  • Sydney Region / Sydney - North/North West
  • Sydney Region / Sydney - South
  • Sydney Region / Sydney - West
  • Sydney Region / Sydney - Greater West
Job Reference Number: 00005YFJ
Work Type: Full-Time
Total Remuneration Package: $70,652 - $97,616 pa plus employer's contribution to superannuation and annual leave loading.
Contact: 9765 5500 - Child Protection Recruitment Team
Closing Date: Ongoing


JIRT Caseworker

Calling experienced caseworkers!

Do you have what it takes to meet the demands of this challenging and highly rewarding role?

Being a Child Protection Caseworker requires resilience, tenacity and compassion to support children and families living in varied and challenging circumstances.  Assessing reports of alleged child abuse and neglect can be confronting; however, the rewards for ensuring the best outcome for a child can be limitless.

Joint Investigation Response Team (JIRT) caseworkers investigate child protection matters within a team of officers from three agencies: Family and Community Services, Health and Police.

This position is suited to someone:

• who is, or has worked as a caseworker
• who has a social work degree
• who has related experience and cultural expertise if you are an Aboriginal caseworker

We strongly encourage people from Aboriginal and multicultural backgrounds to apply for these roles.

A day in the life of a JIRT Child Protection Caseworker

The main difference between a Generalist Child Protection Caseworker and a JIRT Caseworker is that your team mates will be Police and Health officers as well as other child protection caseworkers.

JIRT Caseworkers are the essential link between agencies that make sure children, young people and families get better outcomes. JIRT Caseworkers provide this close link, working collaboratively to follow the same processes for planning and responding to serious child abuse.

While no two days are the same, here are some of the duties you’ll carry out on a day to day basis:  

• conducting risk and safety assessments in a timely and comprehensive way to minimise delay and promote information exchange between relevant agencies
• conducting risk and safety interviews with a focus firmly on the child or young person and promoting their participation
• making sure there is timely access to care and support services throughout the joint investigation and assessment process
• making immediate referral to crisis counselling
• working to minimise the number of interviews to inform care and protection and criminal investigation purposes
• taking protective intervention to ensure the safety of children and young people
• assessing individual needs of children, young people and families
• supporting the non-offending parent or carer

We reward you for being incredible

Working with vulnerable children, young people and families can be unpredictable, challenging yet rewarding as well.

FACS JIRT Child Protection Caseworkers are incredible people.  In return for your commitment, dedication and passion, FACS offer:

• A competitive base salary range $70,652 – $97,616 pa plus superannuation and annual leave loading
• Industry leading training and support via our intensive caseworker development program
• Promotional opportunities
• Working alongside diverse and dynamic people towards a common goal
• Flexible working conditions including a 140 hour month
• Empowerment to investigate the safety and wellbeing  of children,  to genuinely improve their life chances

How to apply

To be eligible to apply you must have:

• a University level degree qualification as a minimum
• previous experience in child protection case management
• a valid NSW drivers licence
• a Working with Children clearance number prior to commencement in the role (to obtain further information on how to apply for a WWCC please click here)
• the right to live and work in this location

More Information

Click here to view the role description.

For more information visit our careers page or contact the Child Protection Recruitment Team on (02) 9765 5500 or email CaseworkerCareers@facs.nsw.gov.au

Apply by clicking the ‘Apply Online’ button and help us shape services that build stronger and safer families and communities.

Our Online Caseworker Careers Expo will be held between 12 and 1pm Thursday 18 October 2018, detailing role specifics and locations across NSW. It will be a live 10-15 minute Q&A between yourself and our team!

This is a great opportunity to ask questions and gain valuable insights from our industry professionals about the rewards and benefits of working in Child Protection at FACS.

Click here to register and take part in the online career expo from the comfort of your own device!

Access to the site is now open so register your details and chat with us on the day!

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

FACS is committed to building a workplace culture that values diversity and inclusion. We actively promote the employment of people with disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, LGBTI and other diversity groups.

FACS encourages applications from people with disability and will provide reasonable adjustments in our recruitment processes and in the workplace.

If you need an adjustment in the recruitment process, please call or email us at InclusionandDiversity@facs.nsw.gov.au and also advise us of your preferred method of communication.

FACS is also the first NSW government agency to become a White Ribbon accredited workplace, for taking active steps to prevent and respond to violence against women.

Thank you for your interest in this position. We look forward to receiving your application.